Woman on e-scooter suffers head injuries after accident with car

The 41-year-old woman was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old electric scooter rider was taken to hospital with head injuries after she was involved in an accident with a car along Serangoon Road on Friday (Oct 20) morning.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to the accident along Serangoon Road, towards the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Jalan Toa Payoh, at 9.20am.

The 41-year-old was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

ST understands that she injured her right arm and had lacerations on her forehead.

Photos contributed to citizen journalism site Stomp showed the woman, who was carrying a backpack, lying on the road.

Her e-scooter could seen on the road in front of her, while a silver car was parked at the side.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The safety of users of personal mobility devices is an ongoing issue.

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on Oct 2 that there were about 90 accidents in the first half of this year that involved e-bikes and personal mobility devices such as e-scooters.

The accidents, which took place mostly on the roads, resulted in four deaths and about 90 injuries.

On Friday, state coroner Marvin Bay reminded riders of power-assisted bicycles to always ride defensively.

He was giving his findings at an inquest into the death of freelance courier and deliveryman Heng Hock Kim, who was killed on Nov 18 last year when hit by a tipper truck while on his e-bicycle.

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